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Category: Port Orchard


FOUND: South Kitsap teen missing since Wednesday afternoon

UPDATE: Boyd was found unharmed about 3 p.m. in a recreational facility in Port Orchard, deputies said, and has been returned to his mother.

INITIAL POST: Gabriel Deshawn Boyd, 13, has not been seen since about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at East Port Orchard Elementary School at 2649 Hoover Avenue S.E., according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Boyd was reported missing early this morning from a family residence on Southeast Horstman Road in South Kitsap.

He family said he left his mother’s home to visit with a friend, and did not return, according to the sheriff’s office.

Boyd is 5 feet, 2

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Law enforcement carry torch today for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from throughout the region will be taking part today and tomorrow in the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.

For those in Kitsap County, the yearly event will take on special meaning. They are dedicating the Kitsap County portion of the run to Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Raduelscu, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop earlier this year. The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association bought a special torch for a portion of the run.

The torch run begins at 7 a.m. at the Bainbridge Island Police Department. It will weave to Port Orchard.

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Prosecutor: Deputy was justified in shooting man outside Port Orchard Walmart

A Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting a man who opened fire on two of her colleagues outside a Port Orchard Walmart in January, Prosecutor Russell D. Hauge announced today.

Deputy Krista Rae McDonald shot 31-year-old Anthony Martinez in the left leg Jan. 23 as he sprinted across the Walmart parking lot, turned and shot two deputies as he tried to escape.

“Deputy McDonald utilized deadly force, but only after seeing two of her fellow officers shot down,” according to a 4-page report released today.

Although McDonald shot Martinez, the medical examiner ruled that he died from a

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Man killed in shootout not a violent pedophile, his brother says

The brother of the man killed in a shootout with police in Port Orchard Sunday has told the Salt Lake Tribune that his brother Anthony Martinez is being wrongly characterized as a violent pedophile.

Instead, Barrett Martinez told the newspaper Thursday that his brother was attempting to save a teenage girl from a troubled home life.

It was not the first time his brother helped the girl escape a bad situation, he said.

Anthony Martinez died in the shootout in a Wal-Mart parking lot with Kitsap County Sheriff deputies after he first shot and wounded two other deputies. A teenage girl who appeared

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Man in Port Orchard shootout identified

The man involved in a shootout Sunday afternoon with Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies in the parking lot of the Port Orchard Wal-Mart has been identified as Anthony A. Martinez, 30, from Salt Lake City, Utah, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Krista D. Hedstrom said the Kitsap County coroner identified Martinez. He was shot and killed by a deputiy after he shot two other deputies. His companion, a teenage girl, also was shot and died at a Tacoma hospital.

The teenage girl has yet to be officially identified. An autopsy on the girl is scheduled today by the Pierce

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